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Worcestershire GP surgery is rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

4 May 2016
Corbett Medical Practice
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The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Corbett Medical Practice in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, to be Outstanding following an inspection in February.

Inspectors found the practice was providing a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led service that meets the needs of the population it serves.

A full report of the inspection has now been published.

Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all England’s GP practices are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

The report on Corbett Medical Practice highlights a number of areas of outstanding practice, including:

  • A GP had been involved with securing funding and setting up the Droitwich Dementia Centre
  • The practice participated in a local Social Prescribing Pilot project, which provided additional support for patients with poor mental health.
  • The practice had produced a ‘Booklet of Opportunity’ to promote the range of professional development available to GPs working at Corbett Medical Practice in order to counteract the difficulty in recruiting GPs.

Janet Williamson, Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice and Dentistry in CQC’s Central region said:

“It is clear Corbett Medical Practice is providing an effective, responsive and well led service which is a real asset to the people living in this part of Worcestershire.

“The practice worked closely with other organisations and with the local community in planning how services were provided to ensure that they met patients’ needs.

“High standards were promoted and valued by all practice staff. Practice staff worked together in a co-operative way whatever their role within the team.

“A GP partner was a hospital practitioner in paediatrics at Worcester Royal Hospital. This additional expertise was a valuable resource to the practice team.

“All of this hard work pays off in making a real difference to patients – which is why we have found this practice to be Outstanding.”


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Last updated:
29 May 2017

Notes to editors

CQC has published a full report on Corbett Medical Practice.

Providers must display their ratings on their premises and on their websites so that the public can see their rating quickly and easily. Further information on the requirement for providers to prominently display their CQC ratings.

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.